Judge sets trial date in fatal school bathroom fight

WILMINGTON, Del. — Three Delaware girls charged in a fatal school bathroom fight will go to trial nearly a year after a 16-year-old girl’s death. A Family Court judge on Tuesday scheduled the non-jury trial for April 3. Attorneys say it could last up to two weeks. The judge ruled last month that a 16-year-old

Judge sets trial date in fatal school bathroom fight

The Latest: Slain club victims’ estates to get $350,000 each

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Latest on the distribution of $29.5 million to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Each of the estates of the 49 patrons who were killed during the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando will get $350,000 from donations raised for the victims of the

The Latest: Slain club victims’ estates to get $350,000 each

US consumer confidence jumps in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 104.1, up from 101.8 in August. It was the strongest reading since the index stood at 105.6

US consumer confidence jumps in September

Second motorcyclist at California fairgrounds race dies

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Officials say a second racer has died after being injured during a weekend motorcycle race in California in which a 20-year-old rider was also killed. The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2cAgjmf) Tuesday that officials with AMA Pro Racing confirmed the death of 17-year-old Kyle McGrane of Gap, Pennsylvania, during a

Second motorcyclist at California fairgrounds race dies

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

Longtime customers of Target’s pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. After CVS began operating Target’s drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking — in some cases begging — the drugstore chain to bring back the retailer’s unique red bottles, which came with color-coded rings, labeling on the

Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

New Jeep Compass SUV looks like shrunken Grand Cherokee

DETROIT — The fastest-growing part of the U.S. auto market is getting another new vehicle. Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand unveiled a redesigned Jeep Compass compact SUV at a factory in Brazil. The new Compass replaces a model that was introduced about a decade ago and had fallen far behind rivals. Few details were released, but

New Jeep Compass SUV looks like shrunken Grand Cherokee

California mountain communities evacuated as wildfire grows

MORGAN HILL, Calif. — More California residents were ordered from their homes Tuesday as a growing wildfire threatened remote communities in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains. The blaze in a rugged area about 30 miles south of San Jose destroyed one home and charred more than 1.5 square miles of dry brush and timber, according to

California mountain communities evacuated as wildfire grows